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Location: Athlone

PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many Thanks Blowin, Good Guy , Tagwex & Sue, Appreciate your quick reply.
Delighted with your good words and suggestions.

My progress:
--- Purchasing done: from Aldi Razz .I found it quite cheap there in my research.
Got following:
- Raised bed in 9.99e 1mx1m
- 4 tier greenhouse-22e
- Poly Tunnel -3.99e
- Rooting mix and fertilizer - 2.49e
- Propagator - pack of 3 - 2.49e
- Pots
- Gardening tools - 1.99 each

I visited fernhill athlone and found John Innes seed growing Mix.
Got MP compost in B&Q and growbag for tomatoes.

Can you provide name of reliable and cheap Liquid organic booster spray.
Also please provide organic pest or fungus control product if you can name any?

In recent visit at fernhill, attracted me a "coronet solo apple tree" .. Is this good in container as they promise, I would like to know if some one have experienced it?

Seeds is my concern , Thanks I will order as suggested "Klaus Laitenberg" .

Is any one have free seeds heirloom to start with appreciate if can be share with me. or any group who do free seed leftover sharing.

Also, how I can come in contact with local gardeners in athlone (Communal Garden) with whom I can share experience and get motivation. Any group or social network I can reach?

Appreciate your quick feedback and suggestions?

Points noted till far:
- South east face
- Seeds defined as "Early" can sow, else use greenhouse or polytunnel for other.
- Seed Grow compost - John Innes seed grow.
- Seeds & suggestion in Ireland specific environment - Klaus Laitenberg site
- sowing dates by 3-4 weeks added or follow as per provided on seeds back
- Blueberries - Type" ericaceous" compost + BIG pot+good drainage


I am still learning...
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